The Arctic: our shared responsibility

The Arctic: our shared responsibility

For many people in the world, the Arctic is a faraway place, an object of fascination and research. For many people in the Nordic...
There are alternatives to sacrificing the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain

There are alternatives to sacrificing the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal...

The Trump administration recently gave the final go-ahead to drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which by the end of 2020 would authorize...
Can we harness the Arctic’s methane for energy?

Can we harness the Arctic’s methane for energy?

When I first saw Lake Kivu in Rwanda, I was struck not just by its dazzling beauty but also by how little activity there...
Why Arctic business development needs science — and vice versa

Why Arctic business development needs science — and vice versa

As access to Arctic regions increases so does business activity, as industries explore potential opportunities in resource extraction, technology, services, and infrastructure. Scientific studies...
Why Greenland needs to plan for future climate-driven immigration now

Why Greenland needs to plan for future climate-driven immigration now

As the climate changes, patterns of human migration will change with it. As discussed in the recent book "Migration in The Arctic: The Past,...
An Arctic innovation hub could help the region adapt to climate change

An Arctic innovation hub could help the region adapt to climate...

A new sense of the severity of climate emergency is growing around the world, following youth activists and increasingly severe weather. As COVID-19 has...
Why engaging the private sector is critical to cleaning up Arctic Ocean plastic pollution

Why engaging the private sector is critical to cleaning up Arctic...

When I traveled to Svalbard, it was easy to imagine that I was in a pristine Arctic wilderness, far from anything human-made. The archipelago’s...
To relocate Alaska villages, we need to reexamine the costs

To relocate Alaska villages, we need to reexamine the costs

In 2018, Alaska added a new category to its State Hazard Mitigation Plan: usteq, a Yup'ik word used to describe the compounding effects of...
How online learning is an opportunity for the Arctic

How online learning is an opportunity for the Arctic

As the coronavirus pandemic has spread, schools and teachers across the globe have been forced to move learning online. This transition — and the...
Two key steps Greenland should take to make sure mining benefits all its citizens

Two key steps Greenland should take to make sure mining benefits...

Greenland has vast mineral resources, including nickel, gold, and uranium, but at present the country only has two producing mines. Although Greenland has had...